The Bookseller of Kabul - No Admission to Heaven, Billowing, Fluttering, Winding, pg. 81-93 Summary & Analysis

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No Admission to Heaven, Billowing, Fluttering, Winding, pg. 81-93 Summary and Analysis

This chapter presents the sixteen decrees that were imposed when the Taliban entered Kabul in September 1996. The sixteen decrees are:

1. Prohibition against the exposure of females—Burka required

2. Ban on music

3. Ban on shaving

4. Mandatory prayer

5. Ban on raising pigeons and bird fighting

6. Ban on narcotics

7. No flying kites

8. No reproduction of pictures

9. Ban on gambling

10. Ban on American and British hairstyles

11. Ban on loan interest, exchange charges and transaction charges

12. No washing clothes at the river bend

13. No music or dancing at weddings

14. No drum playing

15. Tailors cannot sew clothes for women or take their measurements

16. Ban on witchcraft

Billowing, Fluttering, Winding begins by saying the blue burkas blend together. The author is describing the women as they are shopping and how uncomfortable...

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